We have talked about Myrrh in our Essential Oils of the Bible posts and how it is the most popular oil of the Bible with over 139 references. It was also one of the three gifts given to Baby Jesus! Today I’d like to give you 15 ways to use Myrrh essential oil.
(Please note to use only high quality essential oils. These suggestions will not work with just any oil, and in fact, may not be wise to use with an essential oil from say, your nearest supermarket.) Please make sure that you know exactly what is in your essential oil of choice and that the bottle is marked “for internal use” if you are going to be ingesting it.
15 Ways to Use Myrrh Essential Oil
Athlete’s Foot Myrrh on the bottoms of feet nightly and wear only cotton socks and allow feet to air out after shower and then apply Myrrh with Lemon for daytime.
Cancer Apply topically to area(s) of concern and diffuse for aromatic benefit as well. Can also combine with Frankincense.
Chapped/Cracked Skin Apply topically with a carrier oil of your choice such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sunflower, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, etc. You can also make your own hard lotion using Myrrh and any combination of oils you want for soft, supple skin.
Congestion Apply topically on chest and inhale from hands or diffuse. A great combination to use is Myrrh, Rosemary, Lime, & Peppermint. Combine 2 drops of each oil and rub gently on chest and bottoms of feet for relief of congestion.
Cough 2 drops of each of Cassia, Myrrh, and Lemon in coconut oil or other oil of your choice. Swallow two times per day as needed. (This suggestion comes from an essential oil meeting I attended)
Gum Disease Add a drop of Myrrh to your toothpaste. You can also do oil pulling with coconut oil and Myrrh (just make sure to spit the oils out at the end of the pulling). For more info on oil pulling, check out The Wellness Warrior’s post.
Hashimoto’s Disease Apply topically – can also add to your shampoo/conditioner, or make a hair rinse with Myrrh, Rosemary, and Lavender mixed in Vinegar and water.
Hyperthyroidism Apply to throat nightly, or to big toes. Can combine with Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Clove.
Infection Apply directly to area of infection. Diffuse to rid the air of impurities.
Liver Cirrhosis Apply over liver daily
Skin Ulcers Apply to area of concern daily.
Sore Throat/Strep Throat 3 drops of Lemon, 1 drop Oregano, 1 drop Clove, 2 drops Myrrh in water. (Gargle and spit or swallow if you’re tough!) (This suggestion was also given at an essential oils event I attended)
Stretch Marks Apply to stretch marks daily. Can also combine with Lavender and/or Tangerine.
Weeping Wounds Apply to area of concern daily or as needed.
Youthful Skin 3 drops of Myrrh, 2 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lavender; gently mix and apply to skin at night. (This suggestion comes from Dr. Sue Lawton’s information handout)
Due to effectiveness in improving menstruation avoid heavy usage during pregnancy. Use other oils for anti-infection merits on children under 40 Pounds; non-toxic, non-irritant